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Emily Braund

EmilyBraund

Key Facts

SquadLichfield
PositionLock
Age28
Height1.82m (5'12")
Weight84kg (13st 3lb)
Caps18

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Emily has rugby running through her veins. Her dad, Stephen played the sport for Exeter and Imperial College in the days when hair was big in the 70s while her sister Charlotte has been a member of the De Montfort University squad at Leicester. So, you should not be surprised to find the lock has made such an impression for Lichfield and England. Cambridge-born Emily started her first Test match against Spain in the opening game of the European Cup in 2012. She was also part of England’s Grand Slam team.

One thing Emily has no problem in doing is working out the score of any game. She has no need for an abacus either as she has a BA in Accounting and Financial Management and has used that to become a costings and pricing officer at BAE Systems.

It was at Sheffield University where Emily began to take up rugby as a serious interest. It was there where she played her most memorable match to date, the BUSA Trophy semi-final against Exeter University.

Emily takes up the story:

Emily has also played her rugby for Novocastrians and Sheffield Ladies and she says that she owes much to her mentor, Matthew Ferguson, a former Lichfield coach. “He helped me develop from a lower league player to being able to start regularly in the Premiership,” she said. And then there are the 15 caps thus far for England.

Last updated:  February 12, 2014

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